I’m so fascinated by animals! Today I wanted to talk about Sea Turtles – some of the most ancient creatures on Earth that have been swimming in the world’s oceans for over 100 million years.
These majestic creatures are reptiles and have a hard shell that protects them from predators.
There are seven different species of sea turtles, including the green turtle, hawksbill turtle, and loggerhead turtle. All species of sea turtles are endangered, which means they are at risk of becoming extinct in the wild.
Sea turtles are known for their incredible migrations. Some species of sea turtles travel thousands of miles each year to lay their eggs on specific beaches. They use the Earth’s magnetic field to navigate and can return to the same beach year after year to lay their eggs.
Sea turtles are also important to the marine ecosystem. They help to maintain the health of seagrass beds and coral reefs by keeping the populations of jellyfish and other invertebrates in check.
Unfortunately, sea turtles face many threats, including pollution, habitat loss, and being caught in fishing nets. It’s important for us to protect these amazing animals and their habitats so that they can thrive in our oceans.